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Baltimore Co. contract bars disclosure of officers' full names in shootings

Baltimore Co. contract bars disclosure of officers' full names in shootings

So far this year, more than a dozen Baltimore County officers have been involved in shootings in which civilians were killed or injured — but none of the officers' full names have been released by the police department. Because of a decade-old provision in the county's contract with the local police union, the Police Department only releases an officer's last name, rank, assignment and length of service. The arrangement is unique in the Baltimore region, where most large departments, including Baltimore City's, routinely release the full names of officers involved in shootings. Advocates for police reform say Baltimore County's policy sends the wrong...

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